The 19th annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival is scheduled to take place in downtown Ft. Collins on June 28th and 29th. Visitors from the city of Ft. Collins and those from around the state of Colorado will attend daily between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM to sample tasty brews from more than 350 kegs featuring Colorado beer. While brews rule the day, there is more than Colorado beer to the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, and downtown Ft. Collins will once again be a hot spot for those seeking out fun weekend activities.
Tourists attending the Colorado Brewers’ Festival in Ft. Collins, Colorado need to remember that a taste of the prized Colorado beer is available only to those 21 years of age or older, and no brews are poured unless paid for with beer tokens. You may purchase them for only $2 at the entrance to the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, where tickets for the two-day event are available for $10. Those wanting to attend Sunday only may purchase a one day pass for $6.
The Ft. Collins Colorado Brewers’ Festival schedule promises must-see booths and vendors, beer aficionado events, contests, food booths that provide ample sources of snack foods and classic fair favorites which go well with the libations in the form of Colorado beer and soft drinks. Yet before you simply hop in the car and get ready to taste some brews, here are some tips to keep in mind!
– Do not drive to the Colorado Brewers’ Festival if you are planning of tasting even one of the cornucopias of brews. Dark Colorado beer is known to pack a bit of a punch, and with more than 350 kegs, the odds are against your stopping at one.
– Downtown Ft. Collins has plenty of public transportation choices but if you decide to not use the bus either bring along a tea totaling friend and take advantage of the designated driver program. Ferret out great parking opportunities ahead of time so you and your friend can plan how to get in and out of the downtown Ft. Collins Colorado Brewers’ Festival without getting stuck in a long line.
– Eat a meal before getting started since even the best Colorado beer will adversely affect your enjoyment of the festivities on an empty stomach. Sure, food vendors abound, but why spend extra money if you do not have to?
– Bring cash-although most vendors at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival will accept plastic-and do not forget to pre-purchase your beer tokens or you will remain empty handed as you pass by the various brews on your way out the door to stand in line once more.
– Find a babysitter. Sure, each and every event bills itself as being family and especially kid friendly, but the Colorado Brewers’ Festival focuses on Colorado beer, hobbyists crafting their own brews, and those who visit downtown Ft. Collins with the express intent of imbibing alcohol. This is not a place for the kids, no matter how colorful the food booths are.